Agustin Aguayo speaks to supporters and media outside Mission Los Angeles on September 26, 2006. photo by: Lori Hurlebaus

I have come to believe that it is wrong to destroy life, that it is wrong to use war, that it is immoral, and I can no longer go down this path. .” -Agustin Aguayo

Agustin Aguayo is still imprisoned and Germany for following his conscience and refusing a second deployment to Iraq. Please send letters of support to him today! “It makes a huge difference to have the support letters and gives him resolve and strength,” says Helga Aguayo, Agustin’s wife. Send letters of support to:
SPC Agustín Aguayo
Unit 29723 Box LL
APO, AE 09028-3810

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Agustin surrounded by family and supporters outside Mission Los Angeles photo by: Lori Hurlebaus

Agustin Aguayo arrived in Germany on Tuesday October 3, 2006 hand-cuffed and escorted by several soldiers as he made his way through Frankfurt International Airport. Aguayo was sent back to Germany on a commercial flight less than a week after turning himself in to military custody at Ft. Irwin just outside of Barstow, CA in the Mojave Desert. Narrowly escaping a forced deployment to Iraq through a bedroom window at his base apartment at the Schweinfurt, Germany U.S. Army base, Agustin Aguayo went AWOL on September 2nd after his unit was ordered to deploy to Iraq for a second time. Read more…

Standing in front of Mission Los Angeles, on September 26th, Agustin told supporters and the media about his decision to go AWOL and his plans to turn himself in to Ft. Irwin Army base, later that day, to continue his fight for a conscientious objector discharge. Photos and report…

On the scene at Frankfurt International Airport, Stars and Stripes reported , “Aguayo was taken from the Frankfurt airport to the U.S. Army Confinement Facility-Europe in Mannheim, Germany, where he will be in pretrial confinement while Army officials review the evidence to determine the status of his case, according to 1st Armored Division spokesman Maj.Wayne Marotto.”

The right to refuse to perform military service for reasons of conscience is inherent in the notion of freedom of thought, conscience and religion as recognized in Article 18 of
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This freedom is also articulated in Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Agustin Aguayo is a prisoner of conscience and needs your support today!